Ace of Hearts: Reganne Camp plays for more than herself
May01

Ace of Hearts: Reganne Camp plays for more than herself

Reganne Camp is Seton Hall softball’s ace. She is an alpha, an inspiration, the one the Pirates turn to when they need to shut out the opposition. But as isolated as Camp may seem on the rubber mound, she is never alone – for there is an angel on her shoulder.  Camp recalls the day, March 6, 2018, when something was taken from her that she can never tangibly recover; a life, a teammate, a friend, a piece of her childhood. The...

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I hope to pay it forward when I graduate
Apr10

I hope to pay it forward when I graduate

Some memories are clearer than others, this one is crystal. I remember walking from Aquinas Hall to the University Center on a Wednesday night in April 2016. I didn’t know then, but the next half hour would change my life. I remember being greeted by Anthony DePalma, the professional-in-residence who told me to visit during production of The Setonian following his News Literacy class. “James Justice” Photo courtesy James Justice...

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For the Pirates, falling short is relative, but still hurts
Mar27

For the Pirates, falling short is relative, but still hurts

JACKSONVILLE – The Seton Hall men’s basketball team was fueled by naysayers this season, and a full tank of pent-up acrimony took the Pirates to VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena last Thursday. And then it ended, in ill-fitting, anticlimactic fashion. After a four-month regular season filled with jubilation and volatility, a non-conference gauntlet and Big East rollercoaster, the Pirates’ tournament was over in two hours. Seton Hall...

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Willard prepares for first-round dogfight
Mar20

Willard prepares for first-round dogfight

JACKSONVILLE – Kevin Willard is becoming a tournament regular. His 10th-seeded Pirates boarded a chartered flight for Jacksonville, Fla., on Tuesday night – the first of many distinctions between this preparation and the build-up to his first NCAA Tournament as a head coach in 2016. That week in March 2016 was one of firsts for Willard: from the dramatic Big East Tournament triumph on Saturday to the subsequent NCAA Tournament...

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A bridge too far: freshmen provide spark, Powell prayer goes unanswered
Mar16

A bridge too far: freshmen provide spark, Powell prayer goes unanswered

NEW YORK – After three games in which the Seton Hall men’s basketball team enjoyed the luxury of a head-start over its opposition, the Pirates spent the Big East Tournament championship chasing top-seed Villanova, who did just enough to hold on for a record-setting third straight title, 74-72. In a game where the largest lead was merely nine and the advantage changed hands nine times, freshman Anthony Nelson converted a put-back layup...

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Back from the Dead: Powell returns from locker room, provides late heroics
Mar16

Back from the Dead: Powell returns from locker room, provides late heroics

NEW YORK – The Seton Hall men’s basketball team needed every inch – every last one – on Friday night to reach the Saturday promise-land of the Big East Tournament. In an affair that was marred by controversial officiating, the Pirates overcame second-seeded Marquette, 81-79, setting up the ultimate rivalry renewal with top-seed Villanova. One night after praising his budding superstar, Myles Powell, for his poise in dealing with...

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Lindberg opens up about globetrotting
Mar06

Lindberg opens up about globetrotting

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Andreas Lindberg has a spring in his step as he walks through the wing of coaches’ offices in the heart of Richie Regan Recreation and Athletic Center. He makes the turn and moves toward his own work space, an area he has spent so little time in since the bitter end to his first season as Seton Hall men’s soccer head coach. “I’m very disappointed with the year, you know, I think we could have done more…we were so...

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Backlash toward CTE inspired law is abhorrent
Feb27

Backlash toward CTE inspired law is abhorrent

Earlier this week Massachusetts lawmakers announced that they were considering a bill to prevent children from playing tackle football before seventh grade. The reaction online was disorienting and alarming. The objections to the proposed law – which would cost violators a $2,000 fine – were centered around kumbaya notions of tackle football instilling toughness and the completely broken, incoherent logic that a sport which destroys...

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Pirates will relish pomp and pressure of primetime
Feb23

Pirates will relish pomp and pressure of primetime

The stark contrast between a hard-earned road win and a wasteful, damaging home loss three days later was jarring. In snowy, slushy Omaha last Sunday, the Seton Hall men’s basketball team was steaming hot from its earliest warmups. It was clear the then 6-6 in-conference Pirates had pulled themselves out of their January malaise with two wins in Newark the week prior. “We had such a great December; January came around and uh…knocked...

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Star Samuels expected to return from injury scare
Feb20

Star Samuels expected to return from injury scare

Shadeen Samuels’ meteoric rise of a junior season looked cut-short when she crash-landed on the Walsh Gymnasium court last Friday night – but not so fast. The two-time Big East Player of the Week and Big East Player of the Year candidate – leading the conference in points per game (18.5) – may be available when the Pirates visit Georgetown and Villanova in their penultimate weekend of the regular season. Samuels had 19 points in only...

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Inja Butina: A Croatian Dynamo
Feb14

Inja Butina: A Croatian Dynamo

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Inja Butina is one-of-a-kind, cut from a chequy cloth. She does not strut around or stand out in those monotonous moments between her last and next time on the basketball court. Instead, she seems restless, as if the seconds tick away in her head with a faint echo. Tick, tick, tick. When her sneakers touch the wooden floor, however, Butina becomes Zen; a compelling spectacle of skill and unending desire to...

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Inspired Powell and defense push Pirates to crucial result
Feb10

Inspired Powell and defense push Pirates to crucial result

NEWARK – The Seton Hall men’s basketball team won a seesaw contest inside a stirring Prudential Center on Saturday night, 63-58. Two teams that will meet again on Feb. 17 in Omaha played a game of low-percentage shooting, not the modus operandi for a Creighton side that entered tonight with two players – Marcus Zegarowski and Mitch Ballock – who possessed better than 45 percent three-point field goal percentages. Zegarowski, however,...

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